Hello, everyone! It was also my dad’s birthday in September so I did some nails to celebrate! His favorite color is orange, so my nails are an orange ode to my father. However, just doing simple orange nails wasn’t enough; I had to step it up!
I just swatched KB Shimmer Pump It Up which is orange reflective and I wanted to use it somehow. Then I picked up Stella Chroma Hug the Road. These are the two colors that inspired me to create this look. Then my brain wanted checkered and so I found colors that would go with it.
Here are all the colors I used:
- Beige: Stella Chroma Deer Abby
- Yellow: Stella Chroma Cactus Bloom
- Medium Orange: Stella Chroma Hug the Road
- Darker orange: Zoya Jackie
- Reflective: KB Shimmer Pump It Up
The checkered nail looks complicated, but it wasn’t. I can’t tell you how many people thought they were fake nail strips. I got the yellow line right, then the lighter orange, then the darker orange, and finally the reflective one.
My index was Hug the Road with the Reflex dabbed on it. I did my outer nails (pinky and thumb) with just KB Shimmer Pump It Up to really let the highlights shine. I really love how this came together and the colors just make me happy. It just screams fall for me!
Of course I had to share this manicure with the activated reflex. These have a flash that washed out my nails a bit, but the point is seeing how cool the reflective accents are on my checkered nails. Just so funny.
I didn’t want to take these off. I loved them so much but two of my reflective nails broke off so sadly it had to go! Now I want all the checkered nails!
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